I’m certainly no food critic (although wouldn’t that be the best job EVER) but I am certainly a food expert! This girl LOVES to eat! I had originally planned to do one post on all my favorite places but this one deserves it’s own spotlight. When we happened upon this little slice of heaven of a steak house we fell in love! The atmosphere is all that cowboy Texas could possibly offer. The service was outstanding, the beer was cold, and the food was beyond the best we had found in San Antonio. Where is this place you ask? Tejas Steakhouse & Saloon! Yee Haw!
Although it’s well off the beaten path from the “touristy” type attractions of San Antonio, it’s well worth the drive north out of the hustle and bustle of the city life. Nestled deep in Hill Country, as soon as you pull up on the property you step into cowboy country. Horses and stables, beautiful stone work, picnic tables, wind mill, and even a stage and dance floor are all part of the property! I give all the credit to my husband for finding our now favorite spot. He had taken our son to Tejas’ on site rodeo arena. When I say arena, I mean the whole kit and caboodle! Tejas hosts weekly rodeos that draw a large crowd. http://www.tejasrodeo.com/
So what makes the place so special?
Well they must be doing something right for Bravo TV’s “Top Chef Texas” to film an episode there. Or maybe you could be lured in by their recent feature in San Antonio magazine’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants in San Antonio.
What’s so great about the food?
Where do I start?! Before each meal you get a warm basket full of black pepper biscuits. That’s right…black pepper IN the biscuit! Take one bite and all you’ll be saying is “UMMMMM”!
Since I am a creature of habit, I always choose the Pan de Tejas as my appetizer. Flat bread with a layer of home made pesto (for real! They have their own herb garden on site!) cheese, greens, and fresh tomatoes to top it off. Yummm…my tummy is grumbling right now as I think about how delicious it is!
For your main course, you can’t go wrong with ANY of the steak choices! No matter what your steak preference, you HAVE to get the green beans!!! They’ve received awards on their green beans…yes they’re that good!! I also have a special place in my heart for all things mac n cheese so Tejas’ green pepper mac n cheese always makes me smile. If you’re not in the mood for a steak, my son has tried the catfish, which of course we had to taste test and it is to die for as well. You seriously can’t and won’t go wrong with anything you pick on this menu!
Oh, and did I mention dessert?!
HO-LY COW! I tried the peach cobbler (with scoop of vanilla ice cream of course). Seriously?! How can life get much better when you have homemade peach cobbler with REAL peaches??? It took all of my mommy strength to not gobble up every last bite but my cute little curly haired boy wanted some ice cream.
Another bonus…brunch! The bartender, Dan, makes the best mimosa I’ve ever had and my husband was pretty fond of their Bloody Mary. So to my friends and family, when you come to visit in San Antonio, plan on a short ride for the best meal you’ll ever have. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to eat some left overs! Yum!